Pollinator Week

Did you know about 75% of all flowering plant species need animal pollinators for reproduction? As a result, pollinators contribute to ecosystem health and a sustainable food supply. In it’s 11th year, celebrate Pollinator Week with us June 18th – June 24th and learn what you can do to protect them.

The Facts:
+ Pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, birds and other animals bring us 1 in 3 bites of food
+ Pollinators promote a healthy ecosystem and lay the foundation for a sustainable future
+ In the U.S., pollination produces nearly $20 billion worth of products annually
+ Monarch butterflies have declined by 90% in the last 20 years
+ 25% of bumble bees species are thought to be in serious decline

Other Ways to Support Pollinators:
+ Plant for pollinators
+ Reduce or eliminate your contribution to the use of pesticides
+ Share inform and inspire others
+ Support local bees and beekeepers
+ Support the work of groups promoting science based, practical efforts, for pollinators

Take time to see how your actions can help support healthy and sustainable pollination:
+ Pollinators need you. You need pollinators.
+ Bigger than Bees
+ 7 Things You Can Do for Pollinators